It is Simply a Game

Harry Lewis

To be honest with you I completely forgot to write the match report for this game. As it’s been almost 3 weeks now since the game I doubt anyone will read this and I’ve also forgotten what happened during the game.

[Ed: yes they will and that doesn’t really matter!]

I watched Les Misérables last night and so to fill out this report here is the lyrics to my favourite song from the musical (there’s also a link to a clip of the song) "Red and Black" performed by Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, and others. This is also the part of the film when I realised the priest from the TV show Vikings is in this. And that Aaron Trevit is the guy from the start of the film Premium Rush starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt.


The time is near
So near it’s stirring the blood in their veins!
And yet beware
Don’t let the wine go to your brains!
We need a sign
To rally the people
To call them to arms
To bring them in line!

Marius, wake up!
What’s wrong today?
You look as if you’ve seen a ghost.
Some wine and say what’s going on!

A ghost you say, a ghost maybe
She was just like a ghost to me
One minute there, then she was gone!

I am agog!
I am aghast!
Is Marius in love at last?
I’ve never heard him ooh and aah
You talk of battles to be won
And here he comes like Don Juan
It is better than an opera!

It is time for us all
To decide who we are
Do we fight for the right
To a night at the opera now?
Have you asked of yourselves
What’s the price you might pay?
Is it simply a game
For a rich young boy to play?
The colours of the worlds
Are changing day by day

Red, the blood of angry men!
Black the dark of ages past!
Red, a world about to dawn!
Black, the night that ends at last!

Had you seen her today
You might know how it feels
To be struck to the bone
In a moment of breathless delight!
Had you been there today
You might also have known
How the world may be changed
In just one burst of light!
And what was right seems wrong
And what was wrong seems right!

Red I feel my soul on fire!
Black, my world if she’s not there!
Red, the colour of desire!
Black, is the colour of despair!

Marius, you’re no longer a child
I do not doubt you mean it well
But now there is a higher call.
Who cares about your lonely soul?
We strive towards a larger goal
Our little lives don’t count at all!

Red, the blood of angry men!
Black, the dark of ages past!
Red, a world about to dawn!
Black, the night that ends at last!


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Tom Marchant
Man of the Match

Sympathy vote

Alice Wright
Lemon of the Match

All round poor performance, lack of commitment and not enough running